What many self-published authors fail to realise is that they are both their authors and publishers. KDP, NOOK Press, Kobo Writing Life, Smashwords and Draft2Digital are not publishers — they’re distribution platforms! If you visit any of these websites and check their terms of service,
Are you a self-published KDP author? You may need to redefine for yourself what it means to be “independent.” WHY is it that you can’t seem to sell any books outside of Amazon? Is Amazon the only place to sell books? Are all your potential
This may sound banal, but unless you have prearranged methods to retain each of your book customers (that is, the readers who purchase your book), you’ll never be successful for the long term. Book publishing is a business. He who owns the customer owns the
In 2012, self-publishing was touted as the future of book publishing by many global media outlets. The parade was so hyped up that literally hundreds of thousands of aspiring authors and unpublished writers rushed to Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing and Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Press
If you sell your books primarily through online bookstores and you’re an unknown author, you should expect to sell very little copies (if any at all). Publishing your book to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, etc. doesn’t guarantee any sale. Too many authors wrongly assume
If you are writing and publishing your own books, you need to pay careful attention to HOW you are doing it, to the processes you adopt, and to the methods you are using to attract readers. Without a strict, critical review of your publishing model,
Without a proper reader acquisition funnel, you are practically wasting your time as an indie author. When I talk to authors about their publishing models, I am surprised to find that many don’t even know what a “reader acquisition funnel” is. When I ask them
If you did not receive the newsletter email yesterday, Amazon has officially begun its book advertising program for KDP authors. If you pay Amazon some advertising dollars, Amazon will increase the visibility of your book, giving you more exposure onstore and in its search results.
Powered by Indie: Why is Amazon Celebrating Indie Authors at a Time When Indie Sales are at All-Time Low?
Starting from the beginning of March, Kindle book sales generated by indie titles at Amazon have slumped to an all-time low. This is not news for Amazon or for indie authors who are published at Amazon since indie published titles have literally fallen out of
So, you think your editor is “just perfect” for your books? Wait until you’ve read this article. We cannot deny the fact that the Internet brought with itself a lot of favourable (and some not-so-favourable) events. With the rise of all things digital, more people